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Not Rex: Osama. Yo mama.

The celebrations in New York after learning of the death of Osama bin Laden. Photo: Dan Nguyen/Flickr
Who's going to be America's Top Villain now?

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Kurds protest 23 years after Halabja massacre

Sulaymaniya, Kurdish Iraq: The 'White Group' of self-appointed peacekeepers kept security forces and protesters apart.
Canadian eyewitnesses report on street protests for democracy.

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Columnists

Torture in Iraq continues

Combat operations in Iraq are over, if you believe President Barack Obama's rhetoric. But torture in Iraq's prisons, first exposed during the Abu Ghraib scandal, is thriving, increasingly distant from any scrutiny or accountability. After arresting tens of thousands of Iraqis, often without charge, and holding many for years without trial, the United States has handed over control of Iraqi prisons, and 10,000 prisoners, to the Iraqi government. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Conscientious objectors given a lifeline by private member's bill

An Iraq War protest in San Fransisco in 2008. Photo: Alex Robinson/Flickr
"Kevin," an American war resister, has been in hiding for four years in Calgary. He left home so he would not be sent back to Iraq and its "fraternity of guns."

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Conscientious objectors given a lifeline by private member's bill

An Iraq War protest in San Fransisco in 2008. Photo: Alex Robinson/Flickr

When "Kevin" joined the U.S. army nine years ago, he never imagined he'd be living as a fugitive in Canada today. In 2006, the U.S. Iraq war resister drove halfway across the United States, boarded a plane for Calgary and convinced a border agent to let him in. He's been hiding ever since.

"I don't go out to places and hang out and just strike up conversations with strangers," he says, sitting on his living-room couch. "There's too much on the line."

If caught, Kevin -- not his real name -- could be deported to the U.S. and face jail time for deserting a war he considers to be immoral.

"I'm not the only one who thinks the war is illegal," he says.

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Columnists

'Statistics for Afghanistan, Obama's Vietnam, are surging'

"General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts," began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. George W. Bush was president, and MoveOn was accusing Petraeus of "cooking the books for the White House." The campaign asked "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" on a full-page ad in The Washington Post. MoveOn took tremendous heat for the campaign, but stood its ground.

Democracy North

Democracy North: Special Tribute to Ali Mustafa, Justicia 4 Migrant Workers, Iraq resister Rodney Watson

March 27, 2014
| An independent Canadian and global news hour, featuring the week’s top grassroots news and interviews.
Length: 44:17 minutes (39.14 MB)
The Swan Song

The Soldier

March 18, 2014
| Paul Chappell is a former US soldier. He was stationed in Baghdad during the Iraq war. Paul discusses his experience as a soldier and provides insight into war.
Length: 31:46 minutes (29.1 MB)
Redeye

WHO report on Iraqi birth defects a whitewash

October 6, 2013
| A joint study by the WHO and the Iraqi Ministry of Health on birth defects in Iraq has just been made public. Critics say the methodology is so flawed that the results are meaningless.
Length: 13:32 minutes (12.4 MB)

SONGS AT THE SANCTUARY AND POEMS FOR PEACE

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 7:40pm - 10:00pm

Location

Vancouver, BC
Canada

SONGS AT THE SANCTUARY AND POEMS FOR PEACE

A BENEFIT FOR UNICEF’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST 

Assisting children in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, WORLD PEACE DAY, AT THE SANCTUARY AT ST MARK’S CHURCH 1805 LARCH STREET at W.2nd Ave in VANCOUVER,

AS THE REGIONAL REFUGEE CRISIS GROWS, SPEND AN EVENING CELEBRATING THE BEST OF MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE, and SHOWSOLIDARITY WITH CIVILIANS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

FEATURING THE MUSIC OF BARAA SAFAA ALI and HADANI DITMARS

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